Sri Lankan Fruit Fly Stings at Kenya

fruit fly



The three-year trade war between Kenya and South Africaover avocado export ban by the latter due to pest infestation is far from over.

In 2010, local avocadoes were banned from entering South Africa after the fruits were found to be infected by a foreign pest –fruit fly suspected to be from Sri Lanka.

South Africa imposed an indefinite ban denying local farmers more than Sh120 million every year they used to earn from avocado exports.

Kenyan authorities complain that South Africa is adamant to lift the ban even after implementing agreed pest management practices to tame the destructive pest.





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